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The Misogynistic Lens in Hollywood Cinema

In this post I want to analyze the representation of femininity in Woody Allen’s latest film Blue Jasmine with a specific focus on the main character Jasmine played by Cate Blanchett. My aim is to understand how the representation of the female lead feeds into a larger discourse on gender stereotypes not only constructed but…

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The Pornofication of the Female Pop Star

Miley Cyrus photographed by Terry Richardson Singer Sinead O’Connor has written an open letter to fellow singer Miley Cyrus warning her not to be exploited by the music business. The letter was prompted by Miley Cyrus’ most recent music video which, apart from overt sexual references and nudity, visually also references O’Connor’s minimalistic look in…

The Go Daddy Ad Ritual

Much like the half-time show, or the mandatory dosage of American patriotism, the commercial ad break has become a highly anticipated ritual in the proceedings of the Super Bowl. While the opposing teams fight against each other in the stadium, international conglomerates and some of the best-known brands in the world fight the battle of…